The Rusty Anvil

At A Glance


Raei Bridges


Peru, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Environmental Health
  • Land & Water
  • Food
  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Living Economies

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Our Purpose

The Rusty Anvil is an educational platform that connects Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to nature through mindful wilderness trips and ancestral skills workshops. Our goal is to empower people of color with the knowledge, gear, and support they need to feel confident in the wild and find new ways to experience a sense of belonging. By integrating mindfulness and forest bathing practices into our programs our intention is that people of color will not just learn how to survive in nature, but thrive.